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100% Each Other’s: “O” birth is real

100% Each Other’s: “O” birth is real

You often hear about all the awesome things a doula did while supporting her clients; Doulas who “never left my side”, Doulas who “gave a great massage”, Doulas who “went to the ends of the earth to get me pizza at 1 AM after having my baby.” I was the doula who “did a plank while providing counter pressure”. As...

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A Closer Look at How Women Birth in the US

With ACOG’s recent “Debate”, reviewing the statistics of birth in the United States are more important than ever.  The statistics I review in the following video are from 2013 Listening to Mothers Survey Statistics on childbirth interventions in the United States.  You may read the survey summary found here. Every intervention has its place. There are pros and cons to each...

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A Tiny Thought

A Tiny Thought

As my sweet, amazing boy was falling asleep, he whispered, “Mommy? How can I call?” Although I thought he was halfway to dreamland, I asked, “What do you mean?” He replies, “When I am in my own house with my own babies and I want to call you to come over – How will I call? I can’t remember your...

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Active Management of Labor vs Expectant Management of Labor

Active Management of Labor vs Expectant Management of Labor

All of the literature available to pregnant women today encourages them to “talk to your doctor or midwife.” This is sound advice. A good relationship with a well-matched, compatible care provider is of utmost importance in your pregnancy and birth. Yet the fluidity of those terms being used together can give the impression that the two are one and the...

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